A 22-foot beaked whale that apparently took a wrong turn up an African river about 17 million years ago may offer clues to the climate-change forces that shaped human evolution.
Man's tenure on Earth is brief on the astronomical time scale, but the changes wrought by Homo sapiens have been measurable and profound.
Surgeons at South Africa's Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital announced Friday that they had performed the first successful penile transplant after a nine-hour operation in December.
An American healthcare worker who tested positive for the Ebola virus in Africa is expected to be admitted to a National Institutes of Health clinic in Bethesda, Md., for treatment, federal officials said Thursday.
Conservatives tend to say they're more satisfied with life than do liberals, but when they open their mouths, it's liberals who seem to show more happiness, a new study suggests.
Researchers have analyzed the DNA of ancient teeth to identify the regional origin of three African slaves buried more than 300 years ago on a former Dutch colony in the Caribbean.
El Niño is here, but don't expect the Pacific Ocean circulation phenomenon to do much for the drought afflicting California and the western U.S., forecasters said Thursday.
Trouble had been brewing before closing time early Wednesday morning at San Bernardino's Stingers Bar and Nightclub, a well-known biker hangout in an industrial park near the crossing of the 215 and 10 freeways.